August 17, 2018

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We must not forget we are all descendants of immigrants, Criterion reader notes

Bravo to John F. Fink for his “Background” column in the July 27 issue of The Criterion with the headline: “The United States has not been as welcoming as we think” concerning immigration.

I wish I had a nickel for every time I’ve reminded President Donald J. Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and our Indiana senators and congressman that, “If we don’t believe in what Lady Liberty stands for, we might as well ship her back to France.”

Except for Native Americans, we are all descendants of immigrants. Putting restrictions on who can and can’t seek refuge in our country is a blatant condemnation of what makes America great. Trying to “make American great again” by arbitrarily limiting immigration is flat-out oxymoronic!

Our leaders need to pay heed to the lyrics of the song, “God Bless the U.S.A.”

- Alice Price | Indianapolis

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